He committed suicide... sad
'MasterChef' Finalist Found Dead of Apparent Suicide
finalist Josh Marks has been found dead in a Chicago alleyway -- just a
few months after his infamous run-in with University of Chicago police
-- and officials believe he committed suicide.
A rep for the
Chicago PD says they received a call from a woman screaming for help
Friday evening ... and after arriving to the alley found a 26-year old
male with a gunshot wound to the head.
Multiple sources involved with the investigation tell us the victim is Josh Marks.
We're told officers also recovered a nearby weapon ... and they're still on-scene investigating.
recall, 26-year-old 7-foot-2 Marks was arrested by U. of Chicago cops
in July after allegedly punching an officer and trying to grab his gun.
Three officers tried to subdue Marks with batons and pepper spray, but
he broke free and took off running.
It eventually took 5 officers
to chase him down and handcuff him. Once in custody, cops claim Marks
blamed Gordon Ramsay for his outburst, claiming the celeb chef had
possessed him and turned him into God. There was no evidence of drug
Months before the arrest, Marks released a video for the
"Make a Sound Project" -- an organization dedicated to helping people
struggling with suicidal thoughts -- revealing he suffered from bipolar